Due to the Covid restrictions in previous years, organising events was difficult and we had to find ways to make them happen. This period was characterised by outdoor events and reduced staffing. Several events had to be cancelled.
As a family-friendly employer, we have already held two events for our staff and their families this year. The first event was an open day on the 4th of June, where employees had the opportunity to show their workplace to family members. There were tours to the production facilities and entertainment was provided by a science show. The second event was a lantern tour on the 27th of August, where a 7 km historical walk took us into the tunnels of Peter the Great's sea fortress.
Our traditional summer barbecue was held just before the collective holiday. In previous years, the summer event also included the families of employees, but due to covid restrictions the event became a party for employees only. It proved to be very popular and therefore we will keep the same format in the future.
There were also a total of 3 events for smaller teams. The staff of the production office went bowling together, the assembly department went ATV riding and the welders played motor paintball. With these events, the company wants to promote team spirit and give employees the opportunity to spend time with colleagues outside the work environment.
Also long awaited was the opportunity for job shadowing, which last took place in 2019. This summer, it was once again possible to accompany colleagues and learn about another job in our company. A total of 17 shadowing sessions took place. In some cases the employees also had the chance to get involved and try out a new skill.
This year, on the 2nd of December we will be holding a company Christmas party again. All employees together with their partners are cordially invited.